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The Best Brunch in Toronto

The best brunch in Toronto is worth that groggy weekend line up. Get your fix for decked out eggs Benny, crispy hash browns, balady bread with foole and stacks of fluffy buttermilk pancakes, sometimes with halva. Make it count with a boozy beverage to fuel up for yet another long week ahead. 

Here's the best brunch in Toronto. 


Lady Marmalade
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Lady Marmalade

Once synonymous with brunch in Leslieville, this extremely popular restaurant has taken its menu to East Chinatown. The usual favourites are there: breakfast poutines with miso gravy, decadent eggs Benedict and Huevos Migas. 

Madame Levant
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Madame Levant

Hummus should have a place on every brunch menu and this Leslieville restaurant by Chef Himi Hunaidi proves it. Plates of sumac poached eggs, halva pancakes, and the famous fetteh bowl wow every time.


Dirty Food
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Dirty Food

One should never feel guilty about having chicken and waffles for brunch (it’s called comfort food for a reason) which is why this Junction spot goes hard on hearty home cooking. Head here for eggs topped with BBQ brisket, cornmeal pancakes, and burgers with bacon jam.

Maha's Restaurant
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Maha's Restaurant

Greenwood’s revelatory Egyptian brunch biz is still going strong. If you manage to snag a seat at this family business near Little India, prepare to make some difficult decisions: falafel or date grilled cheese? No matter what, always get the foole. 


Saving Grace
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Saving Grace

The weekly chalkboard menu at this Dundas West hub will send you to brunch heaven every time. Catch the French toast if you can, otherwise it’s a dice roll between everything else, including their eggs Rajisthani to their savoury waffles.


The Federal
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The Federal

Bottomless coffee—enough said. Pair a cup with their Eggs Federal, a grilled cheese, a Cubano sandwich with roast pork or a good ol’ breakfast burrito. Their list of cocktails include essential Caesars or lighter options like hibiscus shandies.

The Good Fork
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The Good Fork

Brunch is never basic at this Dundas West go-to. Turkish simit with chili butter scrambled eggs or Çilbir with confit garlic labneh are just a few of the delicious choices here. Pancake options range from sweet (halva or red velvet) to savoury with brined and fried chicken. 


Mildred's Temple Kitchen
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Mildred's Temple Kitchen

Midday splurge meals are tried and true at Liberty Village’s fancy brunch fixture. The brand’s been around since 1989, serving their famous Mrs. Biederhof’s blueberry buttermilk pancakes and flaky biscuits.

Bonjour Brioche
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Bonjour Brioche

Pay this beloved French bakery in Riverside a visit and indulge in all the carby goodness made fresh daily. Croissants and delicious baked goods are just a few of the highlights, but not to be missed are their quintessential eggy offerings like omelette provençal and quiche.

Lead photo by

Hector Vasquez at Lady Marmalade


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